Former youth coach accused of raping player's sister

Marvin Davis is charged with rape and sexual battery.

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 10:27 PM
Updated: Sep. 14, 2018 12:06 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A former youth football coach is accused of raping a player's sister in July.

Marvin Davis is charged with rape and sexual battery.

Metro Youth Sports said Davis had coached a football team for six years, but he was NOT a coach when the incident happened.

The organization's president, James Winter, said Davis was in the application process for this year, but the paper work wasn't finalized.

"He was terminated from the program and he has been told he can no longer be a part of the program," Winter told FOX 55.

Court documents show the victim met Davis for the first time on July 18 after her brother was injured.

Davis asked the victim if she would be interested in becoming a Metro Youth Sports cheer coach and he would pick her up the next day.

However, Winter said there is a process into becoming a coach.

"We interview them and find out about their personality, how they can work with people, what their experience has been," Winter said.

Documents said on July 19, Davis picked up the victim and took her to her house where he raped her.

Police said during the interview with detectives, Davis said "I am not admitting guilt to nothing but I understand I have had issues. Younger girls come onto me all of the time. Normally I pull away, I pull away, I pull away and don't act on it but I do want to get help with it."

Winter said they weren't aware of any issues because background checks came back clean.

He added this is the first time a Metro Youth Sports volunteer has been charged with a sex crime in the program's 44 year history.

"There's always a first time, so we have to work through this," Winter said.

Winter said the organization does what it can to keep kids safe.

"We have a clinic every year talking with our coaches about their responsibility, the parents responsibility that are children are kept safe and not at risk," he said.

Davis is scheduled to be in court to schedule a trial September 26.

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